Project Manager

0118 9567000

M: 07443 487191

Sue joined the Engage Befriending Team in October 2017. She has experience in supporting vulnerable groups of people and a heart to provide isolated individuals the opportunity to connect with others.

Sue is a leader at her church in Reading, and in her spare time enjoys walking her dog, reading and catching up with friends.


Regional Coordinator – South and Central Reading

T: 0118 9567000

M: 07437 011764

Marlene started as a volunteer for Engage Befriending and became part of the staff team in October 2015. She loves working with people, young and old. As a Coordinator she enjoys connecting volunteers to those who feel isolated and lonely. As a Befriender she sees the joy a visit brings to someone. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming and walking.


Regional Coordinator – North and East Reading

T: 0118 9567000

M: 07516 254916

Sheila has spent most of her working life supporting vulnerable people. She’s committed to supporting older, isolated people through the work of Engage Befriending, and by leading a Pastoral Care Team at her church. Sheila enjoys singing, walking and being with her 5 grandchildren during (any remaining!) spare time.


Regional Coordinator – West Reading

T: 0118 9567000

M: 07887 395115

Jackie joined the Engage Befriending team in January 2019.

She has a heart to help older isolated people make connections with other people on a personal level and to help increase their self worth.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing and walks in the countryside.


Project Administrator

T: 0118 9567000

Kath joined the Engage Befriending team in January 2019.

She is a real team player and is looking forward to reach out to people through this new role within Engage Befriending.

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys swimming with friends.